Helpdesk Student Services Advisor

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The Center for Excellence in Higher Education (CEHE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. CEHE operates degree-granting career colleges throughout the western United States and online. The college brands include Stevens-Henager Colleges in Utah and Idaho; CollegeAmerica in Colorado and Arizona; California College San Diego, and Independence University (online platform). All of the colleges are accredited by ACCSC, a national accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The colleges offer degree programs from the Associate’s level through the Master’s level in a variety of disciplines including Computer Science, Graphic Arts, Business/Accounting, Nursing, and Healthcare. CEHE is an at-will employer.

Helpdesk Student Service Advisor

In support of this, the Helpdesk Student Service Advisor is responsible for answering help desk phone lines to ensure all student questions regarding any area of their student experience are answered accurately, professionally and promptly and record all interactions in company’s database.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage large amounts of inbound and outbound calls.
  • Maintain a professional attitude in challenging situations.
  • Greet Students warmly and ascertain problem or reason for calling.
  • Handle student complaints and questions in an upbeat, professional manner
  • Keep meticulous records of student interactions in database
  • Light IT Support
  • Build sustainable relationships and trust with students through open and interactive communication and by going the extra mile.
  • Represent the college – exhibit initiative, enthusiasm, and teamwork in accomplishing the responsibilities of the position.
  • Physical demands – Sitting at a desk with intermittent walking, standing; for up to eight hours, bending, and occasionally lifting objects (up to 15 pounds). Work is performed in an office or remotely.
  • May be required to work nonstandard or swing shifts.


  • 1-2 years telephone customer service experience
  • Experience in High Ed sector a plus
  • Ability to communicate well both written and verbally
  • Computer skills including MS Office Suite.
  • Experience with Automated Dialers and CampusVue preferred.

Working Remotely Requirements:

  • Dedicated space/office must be free from distractions and background noise (personal calls, visitors, pets, TV, children, etc.)
  • Must adhere to set schedule
  • Continuous/active communication with managers and co-workers
  • Must have the following resources at home:
  • Dedicated office space that can accommodate dual monitors, computer, and VPN device
  • A hardwired (from the computer to the internet router/modem) Highspeed internet with:
  • A minimum of 6 Mbps download speed and 1.5 upload speed
  • Latency/Ping must be @ 40-45ms or lower
  • Depending on the availability; Cable, DSL, Fiber are only supported ISP provider services (candidates must provide Internet Service Provider Name and the test results before hire)
  • Satellite, Hot Spot and any other unreliable services are not supported by CEHE; Wireless connection is also not supported


  • Problem solving
  • Record keeping
  • Working in high-stress situations
  • Communications Proficiency
  • Thoroughness
  • Business acumen
  • Collaboration Skills.

Measures of Merit: TBD by supervisor within 90 days of hire.


This specification is intended to indicate management’s designation of the position’s essential functions, which include the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions given this title, and shall not be construed as declaring the entire description of specific duties and responsibilities of any particular positions. It is not intended to limit, or in any way modify, the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing such duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned. All positions, unless otherwise noted in an offer letter, are 40-hour a week positions, and regular and predictable job attendance is a requirement for all positions. Ability to competently perform all essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation; a demonstrated commitment to effective customer service delivery; and the ability to work productively as a member of a team or workgroup are basic requirements of all positions at CEHE. This job description is subject to change at any time.

Company Culture

We are People-Focused – We respect the intelligence and potential of each staff member. We provide a working environment that permits freedom to think, speak, disagree, innovate, create, and initiate. We value and admire ambitious and productive people, and we protect them, encourage them, and create a climate in which they flourish. We love, recognize, and reward producers and performers. In return, we require our employees to have a strong work ethic and be productive. We recruit broadly and select the highest caliber people available – ambitious, knowledgeable, and talented managers, instructors, admissions consultants, and administrators.

Sound Values and Virtues – The ethical conduct of our employees is of supreme importance. We hold the following as values and virtues: rationality, purpose, innovation, productiveness, profit, honesty, integrity, justice, and pride. These values are the core of our ethical code. To be ethical means to apply, to work by, and to live by these values and virtues.

CREDO – We are dedicated to helping our students graduate and get a much better job sooner. This is our mission. We pledge to provide the finest career education possible and to graduate satisfied students who have greater knowledge, skills, and self-esteem in the shortest possible time. Our education is high value, clear, and interesting and achieves the highest level of learning and achievement for students. We want to deliver twice as much in half the time.

CEHE is a drug-free environment and we perform drug testing.

Equal Opportunity Employer – We are an equal opportunity employer. No employee, or applicant for employment, shall be discriminated against in any term or condition of employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or sexual orientation. We are constantly striving to make our colleges the best they can be. As an employee, you become part of that mission. We expect a commitment that you will be the best you can be.

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